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Old 04-28-2013, 10:38 AM   #29
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I have a readybrake ready to install in a 2012 Equinox. Can you tell me approx where your cable goes through the floor under the brake peddle?
I have made a bracket to weld to the base plate for the cable in the front of the car. Just not sure where to drill the hole in the floor.
You need to drill the hole through the firewall directly behind the brake pedal so it is not pulling at an angle.

One suggestion here. The kit comes with a small steel bracket that bolts to the brake pedal to attach the cables to. I had trouble with the cables and U-bolts getting hung on the bracket and holding the brake pedal in. I ended up getting rid of the bracket and boring a hole in the brake pedal to run the cables through (both the ReadyBrake cable and the Breakaway cable). I have not had any problems since then.

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:20 AM   #30
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On my 2012 Subaru Impreza, I couldn't find an area behind the pedal that wasn't double wall. In frustration I called NSA (ReadyBrute). They told me one option was to drill the hole, then drill a larger hole from the driver's side for the retaining nut. They also said there is no strain on the cable guide, it just needs to be secured. The strain is on the cable, not the cable housing.
I ended up just placing a washer on the threaded part of the cable guide (engine compartment side) , drilled through both firewalls and secured it with a washer and nut in the driver's side, through both firewalls. It is plenty secure. You just have to be careful not to overtighten the nut on the driver's side as it can collapse the sleeve, it just needs to be secured. I also smeared some RTV sealant around the guide where it enters for moisture protection. Works great!
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:52 PM   #31
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I installed my Readybrake yesterday. As you stated I had obstructions behind the firewall and ended up drilling the brake peddle in order to go straight through the floor. Thank you to all who responded, the help was greatly appreciated.
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On our 2004 CRV, the firewall was single but I needed to change the angle slightly for the cable so I designed an aluminum wedge to correct the angle.

On the inside, I adapted the factory bracket so the cable would be more in line with the pedal and then I could completely remove the bracket when I didn't need it. I just strap the cable up and out of the way.
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I'm looking to get a new F150 to pull behind my gasser with a V10. If you've done some research already, do you have anything to pass along before I commit to the F150 and Ready Brake Elite?


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I'm looking to get a new F150 to pull behind my gasser with a V10. If you've done some research already, do you have anything to pass along before I commit to the F150 and Ready Brake Elite?


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I don't believe you can tow an F150 4-down with auto tranny. Not positive, but you better check it out before committing.
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I don't think the F150 is towable 4down stock. I have a friend with that truck and he uses a "drive shaft disconnect" and it works fine.
He is also considering the "Ready Brake"
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I'm looking to get a new F150 to pull behind my gasser with a V10. If you've done some research already, do you have anything to pass along before I commit to the F150 and Ready Brake Elite?


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I just saw another thread that says the new F150 4WD CAN be towed 4-down with a simple procedure!
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The curb weight of a 2x4 F150 is over 4600lbs. An extended cab, 4x4 and anything you carry in the bed is going to be quite a bit more. That's pretty heavy for a V10, most of them are limited to 5000lbs for towing. If your MH is loaded for travel it will most likely put you over the combined vehicle weight limit as well. I have a V10 in my MH and I wouldn't try towing a F150. Good luck.
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  1. After installing my ready brute, I found that the light on the dash stayed on all of the time. I called Ready Brute, they diagnoised the problem over the phone, the brake activation switch was bad, and ask if I could install a new switch. Two days later I received the new switch and installed with no problems. I am really pleased with the customer service and the expertise of the employees.
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